By Bassey Anthony, Uyo
The Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) in Akwa Ibom State has mocked the Niger Delta Affairs Minister, Senator Godswill Akpabio, saying he withdrew from the rerun poll to avoid another defeat.
The PDP in the state described as a joke the former governor’s withdrawal from the rerun election, insisting that he and the All Progressives Congress(APC) must submit themselves for ‘confirmatory’ defeat.
Publicity Secretary of the party, Comrade Iniobong Ememobong, at a press conference yesterday in Uyo said it was inappropriate for Akpabio to seek to be replaced by another candidate for the Ikot Ekpene Senatorial district rerun poll.
“Senator Akpabio was a party before the court and the order of the court is that he should go back for a rerun in Essien Udim- that’s an order of the court and as a lawyer, he should obey that order and submit himself for confirmatory defeat.
“Some days ago, our party, like other members of the reading public,…